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REASONS WHY ELIJAH FACED DANGER AND HOSTILITY AS A PROPHET OF GOD

It’s not easy for a person to oppose the government and its policies. The person normally faces danger and hatred. Elijah faced hostility from King Ahab, his wife Jezebel and the 450 prophets of Baal. Elijah faced hostility because a. He pronounced a three years drought in Israel, which brought sufferings. He put to death 450 prophets of Baal. He boldly condemned king Ahab for taking away Naboth’s vineyard. He preached at a time when there was idolatry, and Baal was the official religion in Israel. He identified himself with Yahweh in the midst of prosecution of God’s prophets by Jezebel.   Relevance of Elijah’s prophetic mission to Christians today Lessons Christians learn from the life of Elijah 1) Elijah was courageous. Church leaders should remain courageous and condemn any form of social injustice. 2) Modern Christians learn to remain faithful to God through word and deed even if it… Read More »REASONS WHY ELIJAH FACED DANGER AND HOSTILITY AS A PROPHET OF GOD

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LOYALTY TO GOD – ELIJAH: EFFECTS OF IDOLATRY IN ISRAEL

After the death of Solomon, the kingdom of Israel split into two countries. the southern kingdom called Judah ruled by King Rehoboam and the Northern kingdom called Israel led by King Jeroboam. Other kings who ruled these two nations were King Abijah, King Asa of Judah, and king Nadab, Baasha, Elah,Zimri, Omri, and Ahab of Israel. During the time of Elijah king Ahab ruled – Israel. At the end of the lesson, you should be able to: State factors that led to spread of idolatry in Israel Analyse religious schism between Judah and Israel Describe King Ahab’s marriage to the Phoenician princess (Tyre) Explain the failure to completely destroy temples, and places of worship State effects of idolatry in Israel   Factors that led to spread of idolatry in Israel When Israelites intermarried with other communities, they worshipped their gods. The Bible makes it clear that i There was a… Read More »LOYALTY TO GOD – ELIJAH: EFFECTS OF IDOLATRY IN ISRAEL

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